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There Goes the Galaxy (English Edition) di [Thorson, Jenn]
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It's the age-old tale of boy meets alien abductor. Boy meets stun-gun. Boy learns he's the only one in the Universe who can save the Earth from extreme world makeover by inter-stellar landlords. (Yeah: he thinks it's a bit much, too.) Like everyone else on his planet, Bertram Ludlow hasn't paid much attention to fluctuations in the intergalactic real estate market. But as a cognitive psychology grad student, he has given some thought to what a complete mental breakdown looks like. And this is pretty close. Now he’s discovering space is a mad and mind-boggling place where interspecies communication rests on the power of a gumball. Where androids demand better work/life balance. Where crime is Art, technology still has its bugs, and lasers don’t go "pyew-pyew." It's also surprisingly easy to get on the Universe's Most Wanted list. So with the weight of the world on his shoulders and the cosmic law on his tail, can Bertram outrun, outwit, and out-bid to save the Earthling squatters from one spaced-out redevelopment plan?


Jenn Thorson always knew she wanted to be a writer; it was the C+ in Penmanship that initially held her back. By the age of 11, she'd written her first mystery novel, Key to the Blue Moon, which her secretary— er, Mom—was good enough to type up for her. It was a raging hit among the two people she knew. Spurred by her dramatic success, she went on to write other works, an experience that found her cluing into the Mystery genre, flirting with the Melodramatic Teen style, and becoming better versed in the Embarrassing Poetry of Which We Shall Never Speak Again school of writing. Yet, oddly, no one stopped her from attending Carnegie Mellon University for Creative and Professional Writing. And it was here she discovered that humor was in her heart. This was a surprise, since the funny bone usually gets so much press. Soon Jenn graduated from Carnegie Mellon and, with an inconvenient bent toward eating regularly, she took a job as a technical writer for a software development company. In the years that followed, she would move from the joys of explaining where the File menu was, to managing the marketing of the company's product line. Marketing, she realized, involved a gleeful combination of Making Stuff Up and Actually Getting Paid for It; so she became a full-time marketing writer and project manager in a local advertising firm. She also continued to hone her fiction, and her first published story, "The Last Great Play of Rosie Cosnowski" made its way into the Timber Creek Review. Since those days, Jenn Thorson's stories have been published in the Humor Press, the magazine for the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, and Romantic Homes magazine. Her books currently include There Goes the Galaxy, The Purloined Number and Tryfling Matters.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
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  • Lunghezza stampa: 358
  • Editore: Waterhouse Press (30 dicembre 2013)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B005M2RRRA
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4.0 su 5 stelle A new twist on a much loved theme 30 settembre 2016
Di P. Wheeler - Pubblicato su
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The familiarity that any reader of Douglas Adams will feel when reading this trilogy is quite disconcerting at times. The parallels, the similarities, are so striking that I almost wonder if the story started off life as fan-fiction. The earth is not demolished, it's purchased by aliens; the two main protagonists are a cool, if rather dodgy, alien and a bemused earthling; another major character has two faces (not two heads though). The list goes on.
But where I disagree with some readers is that I don't think that this is a bad thing.
Yes, it's derivative; yes, the author hasn't quite got the polish and comic timing of Adams. But that doesn't mean that it's not fun, that doesn't mean that it's not a great read and, that doesn't mean that it's not a thousand times better than the 'officially sanctioned' sequel to h2g2 by Eoin Colfer.

Funny and well worth the read for any self-respecting fan of humorous sci-fi.

And if Penguin ever decide to commission another chapter in the H2G2 universe, they could do a lot worse than phoning Jenn Thorson
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4.0 su 5 stelle Earth is in trouble 28 novembre 2014
Di C. Ouellette - Pubblicato su
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Sci-fi is not my favorite genre. But I like good writing, good humor and an engaging plot and this book delivers on all counts.
Bertram Ludlow has been kidnapped by alien Rolliam Tsmorlood, because he is the only one who can save Earth and “life as we know it”. There’s only one problem; he has no idea what he’s doing and neither does Rollie.

The resulting story is a hilarious romp through the GCU (Greater Communicating Universe) as we discover its complexities and incongruities along with Bertram.

The story is well paced and speckled with humor. For the first half of the story, Bertram thinks that he has finally lost it and he keeps analyzing what he thinks is his delusion which leads to very funny inner dialogue.

The characters could have used a little bit more development but it does not really take anything away from the story. It could be a personal preference on my part. It certainly didn’t stop me from falling in deep like with Rollie, the badass alien outlaw who becomes Bertram’s sidekick (or vice versa, depending on the situation they find themselves in) against his will.
A solid 4 stars. I will definitely be reading the rest of this series.
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5.0 su 5 stelle since it was a table for 4" and then proceeded to serve me the worst breakfast I had ever been expected to pay for 30 gennaio 2015
Di Vickie L. Ryan - Pubblicato su
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Just finished the second book, The Purloined Number, and felt compelled to write the second review of my life, and since the first one was against the absolutely empty restaurant that would not seat my wife and I at a window seat "in case they got busy, since it was a table for 4" and then proceeded to serve me the worst breakfast I had ever been expected to pay for, it doesn't count. I loved these 2 books. I got this for my Kindle, for some reason I can't remember, to take a break from my standard spy/Detective/fantasy. Couldn't put it down, great characters, Rollie and Bert meet up with some of the most interesting inhabitants of the galaxy, and Jenn's description of all of them is brilliant. Bought the second book within minutes of finishing this one. Now I find out there will be a third. I am not a patient person, Jenn!

Loved it, I hope I can put some kind of alert on Amazon to let me know when Book 3 is out.
5.0 su 5 stelle Douglas Addams fans rejoice 9 novembre 2015
Di Belinda Y.Hughes - Pubblicato su
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Douglas Addams fans rejoice! If you enjoy avant garde scifi satire, like Dr. Who, the original Star Wars movie, and the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, you’ll tumble down the rabbit hole into author Jenn Thorson’s world of misadventures and misfits. Life As We Know It is in danger. Only everyman Bertram, a grad student kidnapped en route to his PhD by an alien Indiana Jones and now bouncing like a human pinball through the Greater Communicating Universe, can save us. Help!

There Goes the Galaxy grabbed me from the get-go, much in the same way Bertram was grabbed in his sock feet by Rollie. And unlike Bertram, who at one point is abandoned at an alien spaceport, author Jenn Thorson never released me, not even at the end of the book, when I was ready for the second course, the sequel The Purloined Number. The pacing is outstanding, with the two leads on the run and time running out, it’s mostly fast, but things like characters preparing in intriguing ways for the next scene still happen in the lulls, so there’s never a dull moment. Infopills between a few chapters give necessary background info in the style of Ben Bova, but more humorous..Plenty of celebrity references provide belly laughs in the course of this satire, much in the manner of Futurama and the Simpsons, only better! This book lasted me about a week, reading on breaks, at mealtimes and bedtime. I’ve now read it three times and probably will again. It’s action-packed fun, like a graphic novel, only it’s a word comic you can’t put down. For scifi lovers, it’s a gift that will never be forgotten!
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5.0 su 5 stelle Humorous romp through space 30 agosto 2016
Di M. Smith - Pubblicato su
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The book is well written, with interesting characters, much in the style of Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". An earth man has been kidnapped by an extraterrestrial who leads him through a series of mostly comic adventures - knowing only that he is supposed to save the Earth, somehow. As in the Hitchhiker series, the space aliens seem mostly concerned with being stylish, looking cool, and knowing how to mix the right drink. I enjoyed the book thoroughly, and am currently reading the next book in the series.
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